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About our home
Our home has undergone a recent renovation. A few things still to do but an extremely comfortable home with everything you need for a great holiday! It is one street back from beautiful Corlette Bay, in Port Stephens. The area has magnificent waterways, with a number of bays and surf beaches. Nelson Bay, the main township in the area, is five kilometres from Corlette and can be accessed by road or a fabulous walking path around the water. There is a bus stop almost outside the house, with buses to Newcastle and Sydney running regularly, as well as buses servicing the local area. The Hunter Valley, famous for wine, is about one and a half hours away by car. As well as beautiful beaches to relax on, the local area offers dolphin and whale watching cruises, a range of cafes and restaurants, two fabulous golf courses and lots of kids activities.
Equipped for kids
More about us
We are retired couple with three daughters and three grandchildren. Our focus is on supporting our kids with their young families whilst enjoying the many options and opportunities available post work!
Before retiring, we were both in education. Neil was a Design and Technology teacher and I was Deputy Principal of a primary school. Since retiring, I have become a marriage celebrant.
We both love anything to do with family. We both love keeping fit but in different ways. Neil likes to surf, tennis and golf, whereas I prefer gym, yoga and walking.We love active holidays!
The local seafood is renowned. There are several excellent seafood restaurants along the Marina at Nelson Bay. The Boathouse at Little Beach has a particularly good reputation. The clubs and pubs have good food. The area has a wide range of other restaurants, including Thai, Indian, Italian and Chinese. There are good pizzas as well!
Mavericks on the marina is a great bar. Aqua Blue, also on the marina, serves a range of imported beers and good wines. Murray's Brewery, which is on Nelson Bay Road, brews their own beers. There is also a vineyard attached. For those who don't mind a drive, take the car to Stockton and then the ferry to Newcastle. There are a number of bars and restaurants along the waterfront. The Honeysuckle Hotel is great!
Great coffee and food at Little Nell's, Baroque,Watercress and Home Interiors. These are all in Nelson Bay. Walk to the Anchorage resort, on the waterfront at Corlette, for lunch or dinner, or just for coffee.
re is also a good selection of gift and interiors shops. Salamander Shopping Centre has a large number of shops, including chain stores and individually owned businesses.
Bit of culture
There are a number of art galleries in the area and seasonal music festivals. Newcastle offers regular cultural events, including concerts, theatre productions and exhibitions.
Walks in the park
The area is renowned for walks. There is a walk/ cycleway extending the whole distance of Port Stephens. There are also a number of bushwalks, as well as any number of beautiful beach walks.
Spot of exercise
The area has two golf courses (kangaroos abound!), tennis courts, a number of gyms, cycle and walkways. The area is great for water sports, with magnificent bays for kayaking and water skiing. There is a swimming complex with waterslides and a tabbogan run close by.
Port Stephens is 40 kms from Newcastle, which offers many activities. The Hunter Valley is one and a half hours away and is famous for it's wines! Historical Maitland and Morpeth (which features traditionally made arts and crafts and foods) is close by. A bus goes to the centre of Sydney (approximately three hours). A ferry up the Myall Lakes departs daily and the dolphins cruises are a must! There are organised boat trips to the islands around Port Stephens, including Broughton Island, which is renowned as a bird and fish bredding ground.